Decatur Alabama

Decatur Alabama

Decatur Alabama is home to the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic. The 2018 event is May 26 & May 27 subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Civil War Sites In Alabama

Alabama Civil War Sites Map

Alabama Civil War Sites Map
Civil War in Alabama
Alabama soldiers fought in hundreds of battles; the state’s losses at Gettysburg were 1,750 dead plus even more captured or wounded; the famed “Alabama Brigade” took 781 casualties. Governor Lewis E. Parsons in July 1861 made a preliminary estimate of losses. Nearly all the white men served, some 122,000 he said, of whom 35,000 died in the war and another 30,000 were seriously disabled. The next year Governor Robert M. Patton estimated that 20,000 veterans had returned home permanently disabled, and there were 20,000 widows and 60,000 orphans. With cotton prices low, the value of farms shrank, from $176 million in 1860 to only $64 million in 1870.